Last week, I wrote a post about the latest NHS scandal in which patients were left to die on unmanned wards while others were forced to drink from flower pots because no one would bring them water. Well, as the Guardian reports, the horror stories are still coming in:
Hundreds of patients suffered and died unnecessarily as a result of appalling emergency care at a flagship foundation trust, the government’s health watchdog said today in the most damning report ever on an NHS hospital in England.
And why did these patients, whose paychecks were regularly drained to pay for health care, have to suffer?
[The report] said the problems centred on the trust’s hospital in Stafford where there were ‘low staffing levels, inadequate nursing, lack of equipment, lack of leadership, poor training and ineffective systems for identifying when things went wrong’.
So, what happened to all the taxes the Brits have been paying every payday so that they wouldn’t need to worry about health care? It went to idiotic schemes to pay fat people to walk, to make sure the NHS is properly green, and countless other boondoggles that make sense only to government apparatchiks.
This is what happens when politicians and government bureaucrats take your money and promise to provide “universal” coverage. They waste your money and you get lousy health care. In other words, you end up broke AND sick.